Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Gasol, Hill And Kaman Remain With Lakers

Lakers News And Rumors Recap: Gasol, Hill And Kaman Remain With Lakers


In the weeks leading up to Thursday’s trade deadline, the Los Angeles Lakers were linked to several trade rumors with Pau Gasol once again believed to be the likely candidate to be moved.  However, as the deadline passed, Gasol remained a Laker, so too did Jordan Hill and Chris Kaman, and it was instead Steve Blake who had been dealt.

Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Houston Rockets, the Lakers and Warriors agreed to a trade which sent Blake north in exchange for Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks.  Hill and Kaman were each shopped to a bevy of Eastern Conference teams, but talks eventually faded due to the Lakers’ reported high demands in exchange for cap relief.

As for the somewhat unexpected trade of Blake, when addressing the media on Thursday, general manager Mitch Kupchak stated the move was done with the idea of giving Jordan Farmar and Kendall Marshall more playing time. 

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Blake Trade Made To ‘Free Up’ Playing Time For Farmar, Marshall

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Lakers News: Pau Gasol Happy To Remain A Laker After Trade Deadline

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Believes Nash’s Future Will Be ‘A Challenge’

Lakers News: Mitch Kupchak Says Magic Johnson Is ‘A Fan At Heart’

Lakers News: Team May Not Spend All Their Cap Money This Offseason

Lakers News: Kobe Bryant Reacts To Steve Blake Trade On Twitter

Lakers News: Chris Kaman Trolls Lakers Fans At Trade Deadline

Lakers News: Pau Gasol Remains A Laker After Trade Deadline Passes

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Lakers News

Pau Gasol Remains With Lakers As NBA Trade Deadline Passes — LA Times

Trade Deadline Passes With No Further Actions From Lakers — OC Reigster

Is The Lakers’ Kendal Marshall The League’s Most Improved Player? — Bleacher Report

Kobe Bryant ‘Not Cool’ With Steve Blake Trade To Golden State — LA Times

NBA News

Russell Westbrook Cleared To Play — ESPN

Report: Pacers Agree To Trade Danny Granger To Sixers For Evan Turner — SI

Shumpert Sidelined Two Weeks With Knee Injury —

Nuggets’ JaVale McGee Has Season-Ending Leg Surgery — Sporting News

Charlotte Upgrades Backcourt Depth, Trades For Gary Neal, Ridnour From Bucks For Sessions — Pro Basketball Talk
Mitch Kupchak: Lakers Future May Not Be Bright For Pau Gasol, Nick Young Or Steve Nash